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- Subject: OT Was: Token filters in Lua 5.2?
- From: Robert Raschke <rrlua@...>
- Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2006 13:30:20 +0100
> Can we count on token filters being included in the hypothetical Lua
> 5.2 version?
> I like the idea a lot - I'd like to use it for things like removing
> asserts from release code,
I know this is off topic, but this has triggered one of my bugbears.
Beware the rant.
Why would anyone want to remove asserts from release code? So that in
a real live situation, where it actually matters, your app crashes in
mysterious ways, potentially half a day after the initial problem
would have been caught by an assert?
I've never understood this particular kind of optimisation madness.
It very neatly removes a whole plethora of ways a customer/user could
decently report an issue with the product. It instead leads to
usually unreproducable bug reports, but wait ... maybe that is a
reason ... "we cannot reproduce the issue, it must be a problem at
your end". Grrrrr.